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Maud, and Other Poems.

By: TENNYSON, ALFRED:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edward Moxon. 1866:

Seller ID: 80409


Hardback, approx 6.5 x 4.5 inches. Blue calf leather with gilt paneled boards and decorations, light brown leather spine label lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine binding by “Jenkins & Cecil.” In very good condition. Edges and spine slightly rubbed. Gilt decoration and boards bright. Occasional foxing spots inside. Inscribed on prelim “D. Sheila Macpherson.” A small strip of decorative paper has been pasted over the state... View more info

Image for The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. Edited with and Introduction by George Saintbury. With 182 illustrations. Two Volumes in One.

The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. Edited with and Introduction by George Saintbury. With 182 illustrations. Two Volumes in One.

By: THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press. London. n.d. ca1920.:

Seller ID: 75223


8vo. In maroon full calf leather covers with gilt, raised banding and decoration to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and along top edge of front board. Inner pages clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 1004pp. With many b&w illustrations in text. Facsimile edition of the 1864 edition with appendices and illustrations. View more info

Image for The Seasons. To which is prefixed An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. Together with An Ode on his Death.

The Seasons. To which is prefixed An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. Together with An Ode on his Death.

By: THOMSON, JAMES:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: (A. Millar. London?) 1764:

Seller ID: 79736


Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In sumptuous full calf leather binding with dark brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised banding and gilt decorations to spine, gilt paneled boards with inner dark embossed decoration. In very good condition. Contemporary fine leather binding with contemporary endpapers. Some minor rubbing and handling marks to boards and edges. Some darkening to edges of original endpapers. Neat inscription to top of title page “M. Groome, ... View more info

Image for The Palliser Novels. Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, The Duke’s Children.

The Palliser Novels. Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, The Duke’s Children.

By: TROLLOPE, ANTHONY:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Folio Society. 1993 2nd 3rd & 4th Printing:

Seller ID: 80434


6 vols. Hardbacks, Half bound in coloured cloth spines with black and gilt title labels, and decorative cream/grey paper boards. Two sets of three volumes. In slipcases/ In very good near fine conditions with very good slipcases. A very clean and tight set. 6 volumes. With illustrations by Llewellyn Thomas. The Palliser Novels of Anthony Trollope in two sets of three. View more info

Image for A Treasury of Mark Twain. Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. Illustrated by Rod Waters.

A Treasury of Mark Twain. Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. Illustrated by Rod Waters.

By: TWAIN, MARK:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London. Folio Society. 1999 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 69958


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In illustrated pale green cloth covers with maroon lettering to spine. With hard card slip case. Green endpapers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 266pp. With line drawings. Selection of stories and essays by Mark Twain. Includes Taming the Bicycle, George Washington’s Boyhood, Curing a Cold, European Food, the £1,000,000 Banknote, Decay of the Art of Lying, and more. View more info

Image for England’s Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Limited edition.

England’s Helicon. Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with additional Poems from the Edition of 1614. Limited edition.

By: VARIOUS:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Frederick Etchells. 1925.:

Seller ID: 72376


Size 7.0 x 9.25 inches. In brown hard card covers with gilt to light brown cloth spine. In near fine condition. Lower corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a very clean and tight copy. 256pp. Limited edition reprint of a collection of poems from the early 17th century. Authors include, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spencer, and others less celebrated today. Notes at back identify some pseudonyms and give dates of original publication. View more info

Image for The Wonderful Travels Containing “Around the World in Eighty Days”, “Five Weeks in a Balloon”, “A Journey to the Interior of the Earth”. Illustrated by Henry Austin.

The Wonderful Travels Containing “Around the World in Eighty Days”, “Five Weeks in a Balloon”, “A Journey to the Interior of the Earth”. Illustrated by Henry Austin.

By: VERNE, JULES:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co Ltd., No date, circa 1915:

Seller ID: 79235


Hardback, Tall 8vo. approx 8 x 5 inches. In navy-blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front and coloured pictorial vignettes to spine and front of hot-air ballon and train. Black endpapers. All edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges. Some darkening and light marks to spine. Some light handling and rubbing to boards. Prize label to front endpaper “Evelyn Woodall, Wesleyan Sunday School, 1915.” A couple of tinyspots to end... View more info

Image for The Oxford Library of English Poetry. Three volumes. Vol I, Edmund Spenser to John Dryden; Vol II, Charles Sackville to John Keats; Vol III, George Darley to Seamus Heaney.

The Oxford Library of English Poetry. Three volumes. Vol I, Edmund Spenser to John Dryden; Vol II, Charles Sackville to John Keats; Vol III, George Darley to Seamus Heaney.

By: WAIN, JOHN:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Guild Publishing. London. 1990:

Seller ID: 67193


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In light blue cloth boards with faux leather spines. Gilt to spine and front with gilt borders to boards. In hard card slip case. In near fine condition with good slip case. (sc; split along bottom edge.) A very clean and tight set. Three volumes. Book club edition of anthology of English Poetry. View more info

Image for Illustrated History of English Literature Volume One. Chaucer to Shakespeare.

Illustrated History of English Literature Volume One. Chaucer to Shakespeare.

By: Ward, A.C

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Longmans Green & Co. 1953:

Seller ID: 52509


Bound in original red cloth with gilt on spine. With Dustwrapper. In good condition with good dustwrapper (Rubbed and chipped at top and at bottom of spine and corners). Price clipped. Slight foxing to endpapers. Else clean and tight copy. 244pp. with numerous illustrations. Descriptions and discussions of the history and development of English literature and authors from Chaucer to Shakespeare. View more info

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Black Mischief.

By: WAUGH, EVELYN:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1932 1st edition:

Seller ID: 80367


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In black and red ‘marbled-effect’ cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW darkened, edges rubbed and corners chipped, split to hinge on front flap. Spine darkened, chipped at ends with split and chip to middle.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth. Bookplate to front “the Book Society, R. Jowett, 1932.” Some foxing spots to outer page edges else insid... View more info

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New Worlds For Old.

By: WELLS, H. G.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 1908 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 77822


Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. Red cloth lettered in gold on spine and front, with gilt vignette on front cover. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Some minor rubbing to corners. Endpapers darkened. Some small spots to page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 355pp. View more info

Image for First & Last Things. A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life.

First & Last Things. A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life.

By: WELLS, H. G.:

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London, A. Constable & Co., 1908 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 77825


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on front cover. In very good condition. Edges rubbed. Some minor rubbing to cloth. Some darkening to endpapers, minor foxing spots. Else a nice tight copy. --- Contents: Metaphysics / Of Beliefs / Of General Conduct / Some Personal Things. 246 pp. Cat.1 pg; View more info

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The Wonderful Visit.

By: WELLS, H. G.:

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1895 1st edition 1st issue:

Seller ID: 77819


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In red cloth, beveled edges, gilt lettering to spine and front with gilt illustrated vignette to front. Top edges gilt. In good condition. Cloth a little soiled, corners bumped, bumped and chipped on top front edge. Marks to spine and rear. Lean to spine and slight curl to front board. Slight darkening to endpapers, neat inscription to front “Kit from J.A.C. 9th Nov 1895.” Cracked between last endpaper. Edges rough cut. Some min... View more info

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Love and Mr Lewisham.

By: WELLS, H. G.;

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London & New York, Harper & Brothers 1900 1st edition (later issue, scarce):

Seller ID: 77905


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorations to spine. In very good condition. Spine a little darkened and rubbed at edges. Rubbing to corners and some minor rubbing to boards. Top page edges slightly darkened with a couple of minor marks. Endpapers darkened. Some light foxing spots to pages, Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 323pp. + 40pp cat. View more info

Image for The War in the Air. And particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With Illustrations by A. C. Michael.

The War in the Air. And particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With Illustrations by A. C. Michael.

By: WELLS, H.G:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons 1908 (1st edition) later issue:

Seller ID: 77823


8 x 5 inches. Hardback, blue cloth lettered in gold on spine & decorative blind embossed lettering to top of front cover. Colour plate to front. In very good condition. Edges darkened with some rubbing. Endpapers partially darkened. Publishers advert slip tipped in to half-title page. Some handling marks and thumb spots, plates clean. Else a nice tight copy. 389 pp; Cat. 2pp; 16 b&w plates by A. C. Michael. View more info

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Ice in the Bedroom.

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins. 1961 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 76964


Hardback 8 x 5 inches. In red covers with black lettering to spine, in original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded, slightly darkened at rear, edges and corners rubbed, Price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Minor rubbing to edges of cover. One or two very small odd marks to pages else a very clean and tight copy. Freddie Widgeon is promised an excellent return on his investment, but things do not go smooth... View more info

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Requiem. Signed limited edition.

By: WOLFE, HUMBERT:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London. Ernest Benn Limited. 1927:

Seller ID: 73089


Size 5.5 x 7.75 inches. In black cloth covers with paper title label on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly darkened. Small hole near top of spine. Not price clipped). Endpapers slightly browned. Else a clean and tight copy. 123pp. Collection of poems by Humbert Wolfe on hand made paper. Limited edition of 275 copies of which this is no.237 and signed by the author. View more info

Image for The Clever Woman of the Family By the author of “The Heir of Redclyffe.” Copyright Edition. In Two Volumes (Bound in One.)

The Clever Woman of the Family By the author of “The Heir of Redclyffe.” Copyright Edition. In Two Volumes (Bound in One.)

By: YONGE, CHARLOTTE MARY:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernard Tauchnitz, 1865:

Seller ID: 79739


Hardback, approx 6 x 4.5 inches. In Quarter-Bound light brown calf Leather binding, marbled paper boards, raised banding to spine, with gilt decoration and lettering to leather spine label. Marbled edges, plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges, small split to bottom spine edges. Else cover clean and bright. Corners darkened on endpapers. Bookplate to front “George William Mercer Handerson of Fordell.” Some minor darkneing and han... View more info

Image for Sea Horses. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED.

Sea Horses. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED.

By: YOUNG, Francis Brett;

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company, Ltd. 1925 1st edition, 3rd impression:

Seller ID: 74330


Size 7.8 x 5.3 inches. Brown cloth with black lettering. In good condition. Slightly rubbed on spine ends, with two small chips lower spine. Some cassell label lower front cover. Previous owner's inscription on the fly leaf. One corner a little turned over. Inside generally clean & tight. 309 pages. Signed by Young on the title page. View more info